Perceptions of well-being and physical performance in English elite youth footballers across a season

Mark R. Noon*, Rob S. James, Neil D. Clarke, Ibrahim Akubat, C. Douglas Thake

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    Abstract

    The 2011 English Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) stipulates training volumes that could put elite youth players at high risk of non-functional overreaching. The aim of the study was to assess player perceptions of well-being and physical performance to these high training loads. Fourteen academy football players (mean ± SD: age 17 ± 1 years; stature 179 ± 6 cm; body mass 70.8 ± 8.6 kg, at pre-season) completed a perception of well-being questionnaire 1–4 times per week throughout each training block (pre-season, in-season 1, 2, 3). Physical performance tests were carried out at the end of each training block. Increases in training exposure (P 0.05; = 0.18) and arrowhead agility (P
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2106-2115
    Number of pages10
    JournalJournal of Sports Sciences
    Volume33
    Issue number20
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 14 Dec 2015

    Keywords

    • elite player performance plan
    • recovery
    • training load

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